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The 30th of January, I somehow tweaked my back while sleeping. Rather badly, and such that standing was painful. Heat helped, and drugs helped (I've taken more Ibuprofen in the last two weeks than the previous two years), and it's slowly getting better, but is still subject to sudden intense pain if I move wrong.

The fall on a set of icy steps on Tuesday didn't help, bruising both my pride and my posterior. For a vestigial bit, a battered tailbone certainly complains a lot. (Also, now sitting hurts too. I have better things to do than spend my spare time lying down so my back doesn't hurt!)

And the last two days, I've finally had the energy to do something other than collapse in a chair and try to get someone else to make dinner for me after work (although it turns out my roommate makes a fine brie and jam open face sandwich). On the one hand, it's so nice that my brain is working again. On the other, it's frustrating that one trip to the post office and grocery store, and then making lunch while waiting for a freecycler pickup, have completely exhausted me for the day.

Maybe I'll take a nap before [livejournal.com profile] stolen_tea's not-Valentine's-Day-related event. I hate to miss the sun, but I'm not even up for walking to a park bench and sitting in the cold.

Date: 2009-02-15 01:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] randomdreams.livejournal.com
I'm so sorry!
Aleve works a lot better for me, for back-related ow, than ibuprofen. Hot baths also help a lot. Also back-stretching -- not conventional stretching (although that's good too) but actually stretching it out either by hanging from a pullup bar or by walking up to a table, putting my hands on it palm-outward, putting my elbows into my abdomen, and resting 80% of my weight on that so my legs are pulling my spine downwards rather than it supporting my upper body. Your mileage may, as usual, vary.
And yeah, it doesn't take much pain to just wipe out an entire day. It's astounding how exhausting it is.

Date: 2009-02-15 05:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tylik.livejournal.com
Hot epsom salt baths are awesome for the muscle related stuff. (Aleve is my favorite, too. Sometimes Aleve + Acetaminophen, if it's particularly bad.) Good luck.

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